I have always been drawn to the Indian Subcontinent and with my grandfather being Indian, I knew this was a part of the world I wanted to explore. I was 16 before I first visited India on a school exchange, staying with a family in Kerala for a month. From the moment I landed I was captivated — I had never been to such a vibrant place and I left determined to return and discover more. In the following years I have returned to different regions of India and Sri Lanka, the incredible diversity of this part of the world means that every trip is as exciting as the first and keeps me wanting to go back for more.
Other travels have taken me to South America, Southeast Asia and around Europe and I've been lucky enough to spend time living abroad which sparked my interest in tourism. Responsible and sustainable tourism is a subject that has become increasingly important for me, particularly as these areas gain popularity. I joined Audley with the hopes of sharing these experiences and values with like-minded people and creating wonderful memories for my clients.
I'll never forget when…
A memory that has stayed with my from my last travels to India was a quiet moment in the early evening as I was sitting on the balcony of my room. Children had filtered up to the roofs around me to fly their kites and soon the golden sky was filled with dozens of kites and the sound of children laughing and shouting as they competed to see who could fly the highest or fastest. It was great fun to watch and a really lovely sight.